JohnAnnArbor: simplicimus: DamnYankees: That was a quite funny skit.Yeah, it's almost like people who use ASL have a sense of humor, How dare they!Some. Not others./There's a hard core of the deaf community that takes their victimhood and separation from society VERY seriously.
ambercat: Snapper Carr: I don't know a lot about ASL but aren't the exaggerated expressions a pretty common feature - almost like the ASL equivalent of tone?Yes, and when signing to a large audience, people tend to sign more...broadly? expressively? I'm not sure how to describe it, but it's the ASL version of someone raising their voice so that the farthest people can hear them. She's making sure the farthest away people in the room she's in can see what she's signing, but on camera it looks overly dramatic....Shatnerian, one could say.
Dafatone: Thought:How many languages can you get up and falsely imitate and not be offensive?
Jim_Callahan: (1) There are several people that have their own youtube channel solely on the grounds of their annoying, high-pitched voice. No, I'm not going to link them, because frankly the author's ignorance of their existence is to be lauded and encouraged. It's also a common feature of cartoon characters e.g. foamy the squirrel.(2) There's absolutely nothing wrong with being entertained by someone doing asl bombastically, any more than there's anything wrong with finding, say, Obama's weird pauses entertaining.(3) The person putting on their srs bzns face and saying that a funny skit can't be funny solely because it features an ASL joke is being way the hell more patronizing toward the deaf than the skit itself could possibly be.
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